At Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation, we believe all gifts, great and small, have impact. As the community foundation for Greater Melbourne, we are proud to participate in the Include a Charity campaign, encouraging Australians to consider charitable giving as part of their estate planning.
As part of our commitment to strengthening the charitable sector, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation is raising awareness about the impact of gifts in Wills.
The Foundation has had a long history of responding effectively to the changing needs of Melbourne’s community, made possible through the generosity of many people who have left a bequest. Leaving a gift in your Will to Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation or to your favourite charity creates a legacy for future generations.
Today, more than ever before, the charitable sector needs our support as they continue to respond and care for vulnerable people in communities in Melbourne. The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact on the health and wellbeing of communities right across Australia and the charitable sector is overwhelmed.
There are many ways in which you can support your favourite charity including through donations and volunteering your time once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. By leaving a gift in your Will to your favourite charitable organisation can help them plan for the future, create certainty and build their ability and capacity to respond to ongoing need.
A gift in a Will can be made after financial commitments, funeral arrangements and loved ones have been looked after, and can enable donors to leave a legacy to the causes they are passionate about.
Learn more about establishing a Will and how to include a gift to charity.